MLP: FiM – The ATG Admin Rescue

This is my submission for the Artist Training Grounds’ week 15 bonus theme: draw something having to do with rescuing the ATG admins that were kidnapped by ninja and then pirates.

Wow, this monstrousity is finally finished. I’m honestly a little disappointed that 20 hours over 4 days didn’t let me produce something more impressive, but I’m proud of it nonetheless.

All of the ponies and most of the props were mouse drawn (there was some copypasta involved with a couple of the bows).

Some of you may be wondering “what were you doing?” And the answer to that is, I have no idea. I learned a lot of these effects on the fly, so the cave and Twi’s eye glows look kind of bleh. The water turned out surprisingly cool. Um, the shadows were guesstimates and I’m willing to bet a bunch of them are out of place.

In total there are 18 ponies. One of them a hostage, seven of them part of the rescue force and the rest are the allied forces of ninja and pirates. “Gasp!” you say? Well, let’s just say the two sides’ dirty secret is they were never at odds. Instead they staged battles to leave bystanders in awe and while said bystanders were distracted, spies from either team would make off with all their valuables. It was the perfect get rich scheme. Until the ATG admins tried to use the fake feud as a theme. While we were all distracted, the pirates and ninja tried to make off with the admins’ valuables. But finding the admins not as rich as they wanted, the now enraged pirates and ninja kidnapped the admins and have been playing a friendly game of capture the flag, using the admins as the flags.

Anyway, I guess some introductions are in order:
-Tan stallion, top left: Delta’s ponysona
-Charcoal mare, air left: my ponysona, Dusky Down (this pose killed me, I spent two hours on it alone)
-Green mare, air middle: Silver Gale, Trixingno’s champion, sent to aid us
-Brown stallion, air right: Mahogeny, BrokenHero’s champion
-Blue mare, cage: Kits’ ponysona, the other admins are stuffed into the cage with her
-Purple mare, bottom left: well, she probably doesn’t need one, but I thought I’d mention badass Twilight Sparkle because as leader of the assault and the only canon character here, she deserves mention. She’s currently protecting Dusky, Gale and herself all at the same time.
-White mare, bottom-middle-ish: Chromadancer’s ponysona
-Pale yellow stallion, bottom right: TwilightSnarkle’s ponysona… and with a name like that, how could I resist making a Monkey Island joke?

Fun fact: Where applicable, all mooks have different eye colours and/or cutie marks.

About Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi

I'm a computer programmer by trade, but I tend to dabble in many different creative activities.
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